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Starkville mayoral candidate forum set for Monday

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville voters will get a chance to hear the city's three mayoral candidates lay out their platforms during a 7 p.m. public forum Monday at the Greensboro Center.


Little: Aldermen 'overreach' in handling officer incident

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little said the board's decision to send a potential case against a former Starkville Police Department officer to District Attorney Scott Colom for possible prosecution represents a government overreach.


Carver: Future fees possible for special events

Posted 3/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville alderman says he's interested in establishing a fee for certain special events that require additional police coverage and other in-kind services from the city, while the mayor said additional costs could create a "chilling effect" on community development.


Starkville denies access to dash cam video, reports tied to alleged pedestrian incident

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville board attorney Chris Latimer denied a request made by The Dispatch Wednesday for dash camera footage and incident reports stemming from an alleged pedestrian accident involving a former Starkville Police Department officer under review by the district attorney's office.


Appeals court upholds 2014 murder conviction

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld Dennis Thompson's 2014 conviction for murder and three aggravated assault charges on Tuesday.


Starkville aldermen sending potential case against former officer to DA's office

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An hour-long, closed-door executive session concluded Tuesday with Starkville aldermen voting to discipline Starkville Police Department Officer Drew Jones and tender a potential case against former Officer William Thrasher to the district attorney for possible prosecution.


Lawyers, adviser crafting RFP for Oktibbeha's hospital

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is close to seeking offers for OCH Regional Medical Center after supervisors authorized Butler Snow attorneys and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell on Monday to draft a request for proposals for the publicly owned health care facility.


Collins retiring as Oktibbeha's road manager

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins will conclude a 30-year career with the county when he retires at the end of the month.


Starkville Parks sees steady increases in youth sports participation

Posted 3/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Starkville Parks and Recreation Department Sports Coordinator William Pochop, success in his job is measured by creating youth sports leagues that promote a culture of fun, activity and positive experiences.


Starkville man charged with assaulting a police officer

Posted 3/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man will make his initial in Starkville Municipal Court next month after he allegedly kicked a police officer this weekend.


Starkville Restaurant Week charity nomination period begins

Posted 3/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting nominees this month for April's Starkville Restaurant Week charity competition.


Adults, juveniles charged in separate Starkville burglaries

Posted 3/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men appeared in Starkville Municipal Court Friday for separate burglary charges after they were arrested along with two juveniles this week.


Dist. 5 VFD residents to see lower insurance premiums

Posted 3/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Property owners and renters residing within a small swath of southern Oktibbeha County now under the coverage of the District 5 Volunteer Fire Department will save money on their insurance premiums after the fire protection district's recent expansion.


Woman jailed after allegedly locking 4-year-old out of home

Posted 3/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman faces one count of child deprivation after she allegedly locked a 4-year-old out of a Briarwick Drive home Wednesday, court records state.


Fall 2018 opening date now projected for partnership school

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school is now projected to open in the late fall of 2018, three to four months later than previously expected, SOCSD Superintendent Lewis Holloway confirmed Wednesday.


Coble picked as SOCSD president

The Starkville-Oktibbeha School District Board of Trustees unanimously promoted Vice President Keith Coble to its top leadership position Tuesday after former President Jenny Turner's term expired.


Wynn hits threshold for independent Ward 2 campaign

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn can proceed with an independent re-election campaign after City Hall certified more than 50 petitioners as qualified Starkville voters Monday.


21 Apartments fire under investigation

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible arson attempt at 21 Apartments Monday.


Six in for Oktibbeha's chancery clerk race

The field for Oktibbeha County's special election to fill former Chancery Clerk Monica Banks' seat was set at six candidates Friday after no new challengers emerged before the day's qualification deadline.


Oktibbeha County eyes move to electronic poll books

Oktibbeha County voters could soon utilize digital poll books instead of their paper versions in upcoming elections.



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